5 intriguing trends to track in the multifamily housing game

The upper lobby in the apartment building ECO, one of eight buildings in the Green District complex in Allston, Mass. Common areas in multifamily buildings, especially those charging higher rents, often look more like lobbies found in hotels. Photo: Warren Jagger

Multifamily Housing | January 31, 2015 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Demand for rental apartments and condos hasn’t been this strong in years, and our experts think the multifamily sector still has legs. But you have to know what developers, tenants, and buyers are looking for to have any hope of succeeding in this fast-changing market sector.

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October 14, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The TED talks, none of which are longer than 20 minutes, feature speakers such as architect Moshe Safdie, Rio de Janeiro Major Eduardo Paes, and an...

October 14, 2014 | USGBC
This year’s Leadership Award recipients include Christine Ervin, David Orr, Jim DeCesare, Lloyd Alter, Tom Paladino, The Near Westside Initiative...
October 14, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Taiwan will soon have its first Richard Meier building, a 535-foot apartment tower in Taichung City, the country’s third-largest city.

Morton Buildings is the national leader in custom post-frame construction. With an expansive network of resources and an ongoing commitment to innovation within the industry, Morton has earned its reputation that has lasted for generations.

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The $100 million MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper, designed by architecture f

The $100 million MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper, designed by architecture firm Francis Cauffman, with P. Agnes Inc. as gene

October 14, 2014 | Adele Houghton, RA, LEED AP BD+C, O+M, ND

The path to more extensive use of health data in green building is blocked by certain myths that have to be debunked before such data can be succes...

Photo: SAFTI FIRST

Photo: SAFTI FIRST

October 14, 2014 | SAFTI FIRST

SAFTI FIRST, leading USA-manufacturer of advanced fire rated glass and framing systems, recently debuted new products at the GlassBuild Show in Las...

Liberty Utilities installs Viega MegaPress. Photo: Viega

Liberty Utilities installs Viega MegaPress. Photo: Viega

October 13, 2014 | Viega Sponsored Content

Liberty Utilities of New Hampshire wanted a way to keep its installers safe without compromising the quality of their installations, which is why t...

Photos: LEGO

Photos: LEGO

October 13, 2014 | BD+C Staff

LEGO's Architecture line combines two of our great loves, and we're excited for two newly announced additions to the collection. The Lincoln Memori...

Since 1998, William Duff Architects has specialized in retail, residential, and

Since 1998, William Duff Architects has specialized in retail, residential, and commercial projects throughout California and th

October 13, 2014 | BQE Software

William Duff Architects has seen immediate benefits to their business since the implementation of ArchiOffice. Within a couple of months, they incr...

October 13, 2014 | The Softwood Lumber Board

The competition invites U.S. developers, institutions, organizations, and design teams willing to undertake an alternative solution approach to des...

At Ohlone Community College in Fremont, Calif., CannonDesign, in association wit

At Ohlone Community College in Fremont, Calif., CannonDesign, in association with Anderson Brule Architects, is designing a repl

October 13, 2014 | Raissa Rocha, Associate Editor

This year marks the fifth anniversary of the American Institute of Architects’ effort to have architecture firms voluntarily pledge net-zero energy...

Renderings courtesy Zaha Hadid Architects

Renderings courtesy Zaha Hadid Architects

October 10, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The project sees a departure from Hadid’s well-known use of concrete, fiberglass, and resin. Instead, the primary material will be timber, curved a...

Rendering: Panoramic Interests

Rendering: Panoramic Interests

October 10, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The Seattle City Council passed new rules that new studio apartments in the city must measure at least 220 sf and contain at least two sinks.

Rendering: NYC Department of City Planning

Rendering: NYC Department of City Planning

October 10, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Part of the city’s response to widespread flooding as a result of Hurricane Sandy, the manual offers retrofitting strategies that will enable prope...

Photo: Wikimedia Commons

Photo: Wikimedia Commons

October 10, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Under the updated law, the Department of General Services and the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation may use design-build on projects in...

Rendering: Waggonner & Ball Architects

Rendering: Waggonner & Ball Architects

October 10, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Cities around the world are crafting stormwater management policies that include natural and manmade methods to store and absorb runoff to reduce f...

The 170,735-sf net zero emissions office building prototype in St. Louis, Mo., d

The 170,735-sf net zero emissions office building prototype in St. Louis, Mo., designed by HOK and The Weidt Group. Rendering: H

October 09, 2014 | BD+C Staff

A new study by Navigant Research projects that public- and private-sector efforts to lower the carbon footprint of new and renovated commercial and...

Photo: Tangopaso via Wikimedia Commons

Photo: Tangopaso via Wikimedia Commons

October 09, 2014 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

About three quarters of the estimated 700 firms that serve as panelists on AIA’s Architectural Billings Index (ABI) had delayed or canceled major d...

All graphics: Steven Holl Architects

All graphics: Steven Holl Architects

October 09, 2014 | Steven Holl Architects

The schematic design has been approved for the 50 000-sm Arrival Hall and Oceanic Pavilion for the Taiwan ChinPaoSan Necropolis.

Rendering courtesy Union Village, HKS

Rendering courtesy Union Village, HKS

October 08, 2014 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The $1.2 billion Union Village project is expected to create 12,000 permanent jobs when completed by 2024.  

All renderings courtesy Woods Bagot, mir.no.

All renderings courtesy Woods Bagot, mir.no.

October 08, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The locally-inspired building is meant to serve as a symbol of the city's recovery from the earthquake of 2011.

October 08, 2014 | Design-Build Institute of America

The Denver Union Station Transit Improvement Project is among 25 projects honored by the Design Build Institute of America for excellence in design...

Infographic: John Burns Real Estate Consulting

Infographic: John Burns Real Estate Consulting

October 07, 2014 | John Burns Real Estate Consulting

More than 410,000 single- and multifamily home sales will be lost in 2014 due to student loan debt, according to analysis by John Burns Real Estate...

October 07, 2014 | Bayer MaterialScience

Soaring skyscrapers, architectural wonders, government embassies. Protecting buildings, their occupants, and other assets is a key consideration wh...

Photo: Xisama via Wikimedia Commons

Photo: Xisama via Wikimedia Commons

October 07, 2014 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The greater Raleigh, N.C., market appears to be getting back on its feet again, which is good news for rental property owners.

October 07, 2014 | BD+C Staff

In this downloadable graphic, technologist Shaan Hurley dissects 37 cocktails and analyzes their architectural makeup. 

Photo: Norma Gmez via Wikimedia Commons

Photo: Norma Gmez via Wikimedia Commons

October 06, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The 76-year-old architect sees skyscrapers and the privatization of public space to be the most problematic parts of modern city design. 

Photo: Spacecaptain via Wikimedia Commons

Photo: Spacecaptain via Wikimedia Commons

October 06, 2014 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Houston has 19 million square feet of office space under construction, 54% more than a year ago, and its highest level since the booming 1980s, acc...

October 06, 2014 | BD+C Staff

After a rejection earlier in the year, Frank Gehry has gotten some good news: his revised design for the Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial has received...

October 06, 2014 | AIA

Gross billings at architecture firms have increased by 20% since 2011, according to a new report by the AIA.

Illustration: Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture

Illustration: Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture

October 06, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Women account for more than half of the U.S. population. But even with significant gains over the past 25 years, their numbers and positions among...

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